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Chisinau To Increase Support To Moldovan-Language Schools In Breakaway Region

CHISINAU -- Moldova's government is pledging more support for Moldovan-language schools in the breakaway Transdniester region, where the Russian language is predominant.

Moldovan Education Minister Larisa Savga said that Chisinau will look into increasing financial support for the eight schools in the region after their teachers complained in Chisinau that they are fighting alone for support in a hostile, anti-Moldovan environment, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports.

The population of Transdniester is made up almost equally of ethnic Moldovans, Russians, and Ukrainians.

The self-proclaimed Transdniester Republic obtained its de-facto independent status after a short war in the 1990s.